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  • Metadata-Driven Design: Building Web APIs for Dynamic Mobile Apps

    by Aaron Kendall on  Sep 01, 2015

    More than ten years ago, software architect Kevin Perera invented a design method for architectures that was called "metadata-driven design and development". In this article, Aaron Kendall explains how to use this design method and outlines similarities as well as differences to current techniques like RESTful services or HATEOAS by implementing a metadata-driven mobile application.

  • Scaling Mobile at XING: Platform, Framework and Domain Teams

    by Alexey Krivitsky on  Aug 26, 2015

    This article describes learning from XING on how to scale mobile development such that as many teams as necessary can contribute to the development of mobile apps (on both iOS and Android platforms) and at the same time keep the apps consistent, stable and shiny. It summarizes the key decisions and structural changes they made in order to enable scaling mobile from 2 to 10 teams.

  • In-App Subscriptions Made Easy

    by Ofir Sharony on  Aug 01, 2015

    There are various types of subscriptions: recurring, non-recurring, free-trial periods, various billing cycles and any possible billing variation one can imagine. But with lack of information online, you might discover that mobile subscriptions behave differently from what you expected. This article will make your life somewhat easier when addressing an in-app subscriptions implementation.

How to Turn Your App into a Business

Posted by Juned Ghanchi on  Jul 22, 2015

Developing an app that represents your business may seem easier than what it was five years ago but turning the app into a viable business requires more hardship than just development skills.

Article Series: Mobile-first in Africa

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 08, 2015

This series focuses on several African projects that are leveraging existing mobile technology to have a significant impact on people's lives.

SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 07, 2015

SMS Uprising is a collection of essays that provides practical examples of how mobile technology is providing new ways for activists in Africa to organise and strive for social change.

Ushahidi and the Power of Crowdsourcing

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Jun 27, 2015

At the end of 2007, a political and humanitarian crisis erupted in Kenya due to suspicions that incumbent presidential candidate Mwai Kibaki had rigged the recent elections.

Q&A with Paul Swartout on the Evolution of Continuous Delivery and DevOps

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Jun 26, 2015

Book author Paul Swartout shares his view on cultural challenges to DevOps adoption and how the rise of mobile and microservices impacts Continuous Delivery approaches, among other topics.

12 Quick Tips about Application Level Performance Testing and More

Posted by Aviram Shotten, Ayal Zylberman on  Jun 03, 2015

In an economy where apps have become the very heart and soul of almost any business, you have less than one second to impress a user - app performance is essential to ensure your user's experience.

Mobile Apps Offline Support

Posted by Gustavo Machado on  May 29, 2015

Offline support for mobile applications can be thought of as the ability for the app to react gracefully to the lack of connectivity which is a common problem in the field of mobile app development. 2

Mobile-First in Africa: How Mobile Phones are Changing Health Care in Africa

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  May 18, 2015

This mobile explosion in Africa is creating a very large, low-cost distributed sensor network that has the potential to completely transform global health care.

Q&A with Alex Blewitt on Swift Essentials

Posted by Ralph Winzinger on  May 17, 2015

Less than a year ago, Apple introduced Swift to the developer community. InfoQ caught up with Alex Blewitt, author of "Swift Essentials", a book on developing iOS apps using Swift.

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